Black Lives Matter of Wilmington holds sixth weekly virtual roundtable

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Monday, Wilmington Black Lives Matter activists met virtually for a roundtable discussion. This was the sixth meeting in a weekly series.

It comes on the heels of a march in downtown Wilmington on July 4, calling on America to ‘do better’.

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At this week’s meeting leaders spoke about ongoing efforts to form a Citizens Review Board for the Wilmington Police Department.

They also gave an update about efforts to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on 3rd Street in front of the 1898 Memorial Park, saying it will be on the agenda at the next city council meeting on July 21.

“We have the first proposal and we’ll be pushing for it,” said participant Janna Robertson. “If they say no, we have a second and a third. So this is not going away and I’ve been pricing out all of them.”

They also had a discussion about Confederate monuments in Wilmington that were temporarily removed to prevent vandalism, and how those monuments could be taken down permanently.